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sirtywell

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#227 - But the F-16 has no stealth tech.  [+] (1 new reply) 06/10/2015 on F-35 Vs A-10 0
#229 - comradewinter (06/10/2015) [-]
Fuck. I guess I need to brush up on planes before I reply.
#210 - Also, just about any plane had **** tons of problems an…  [+] (2 new replies) 06/10/2015 on F-35 Vs A-10 +1
User avatar #218 - travishein (06/10/2015) [-]
I can vouch for the F-16 comment. Initial designs were so flawed in fact that there were hundreds of first generation F-16's in the bone yard at Davis Monthan AFB in Tucson AZ. I was there in the late 90's on temporary duty and I was just stunned by the number of Falcons they had there. But, as sirtywell pointed out, they've gone on to be the workhorse fighter for the last 20 plus years and a very reliable jet. I love the A-10, and think it is one of the most bad ass planes ever to grace the sky, but they have been slotted for decommissioning on more than one occasion. Warfare is outpacing the capabilities of the warthog. Unlike the C-130, a plane that is proving almost impossible to replace...the A-10 engages in direct combat over AA positions. As their tech gets smarter, more A-10's will go down. Better to advance our tech to make sure we don't lose pilots for the sake of nostalgia.
User avatar #228 - doooublebaass (06/10/2015) [-]
I fully support the idea of finding something else cool to attach a GAU-8 to.

Don't think anything that big is ever going to be very AA proof though.

Any idiot with an IGLA can pop them like a bullet pinata as soon as they start firing. 'course, they generally don't live long enough to get a chance once the brrrrt starts.
#209 - The reason of the low number of A 10 losses is due to the fact… 06/10/2015 on F-35 Vs A-10 0
#206 - Can get shot down by just about any AA system? A10: yes F35:no…  [+] (8 new replies) 06/10/2015 on F-35 Vs A-10 +1
User avatar #207 - doooublebaass (06/10/2015) [-]
Since 2001 in the war in Afghanistan, only 1 A-10 has been shot down (if memory serves) where 3 F-16s have been lost.

No F-35s have been lost because they're too shit and never make it off the ground for their ever running list of problems.
#219 - comradewinter (06/10/2015) [-]
Well, if 3 F-16 have been lost it just proves how great the stealth tech is
#227 - sirtywell (06/10/2015) [-]
But the F-16 has no stealth tech.
#229 - comradewinter (06/10/2015) [-]
Fuck. I guess I need to brush up on planes before I reply.
#210 - sirtywell (06/10/2015) [-]
Also, just about any plane had shit tons of problems and budget overruns early in production. The F16 was universaly panned during development, but look at it now, one of the best all round aircraft in the world during it's prime, and even still very cheap.

Difference now is that everybody can now know every problem and all proclaim to be armchair generals/experts thanks to the internet.
User avatar #218 - travishein (06/10/2015) [-]
I can vouch for the F-16 comment. Initial designs were so flawed in fact that there were hundreds of first generation F-16's in the bone yard at Davis Monthan AFB in Tucson AZ. I was there in the late 90's on temporary duty and I was just stunned by the number of Falcons they had there. But, as sirtywell pointed out, they've gone on to be the workhorse fighter for the last 20 plus years and a very reliable jet. I love the A-10, and think it is one of the most bad ass planes ever to grace the sky, but they have been slotted for decommissioning on more than one occasion. Warfare is outpacing the capabilities of the warthog. Unlike the C-130, a plane that is proving almost impossible to replace...the A-10 engages in direct combat over AA positions. As their tech gets smarter, more A-10's will go down. Better to advance our tech to make sure we don't lose pilots for the sake of nostalgia.
User avatar #228 - doooublebaass (06/10/2015) [-]
I fully support the idea of finding something else cool to attach a GAU-8 to.

Don't think anything that big is ever going to be very AA proof though.

Any idiot with an IGLA can pop them like a bullet pinata as soon as they start firing. 'course, they generally don't live long enough to get a chance once the brrrrt starts.
#209 - sirtywell (06/10/2015) [-]
The reason of the low number of A 10 losses is due to the fact that they have to send planes first to suppres enemy AA systems BEFORE even considering the possibility to send in the A10. Also way, way more missions were flown with the F-16 (probably also the reason they lost more planes) because in this time and age, it's a way more versatile and ofter better CAS plane than the A10.

The only time a A 10 nowadays would be better in CAS is if there was a large armoured column approaching which somehow wouldn't have aa cover/with supressed aa. In that scenario the A 10 might do better than some JDAM's.
#83 - When Obama visited Belgium, he used the highway that went thro… 05/10/2015 on Take-Away 0
#162 - The UK leaving the EU 01/04/2015 on Stereotypes 0
#273 - it is shown at the end of the video also sauce: 12/04/2014 on SJWhat now? 0
#271 - hatred  [+] (2 new replies) 12/04/2014 on SJWhat now? 0
User avatar #272 - MrKittyKat (12/04/2014) [-]
Is that literally the name of the game?

i smell doubt
#273 - sirtywell (12/04/2014) [-]
it is shown at the end of the video
also sauce: www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcIsEcZQrLc
#17 - I remeber a case were a homeless guy did the same thing, but i… 05/16/2014 on What A Selfless Act 0
#70 - Ok, i haven't read any comics books, but have read those marve…  [+] (1 new reply) 04/25/2014 on Injustice:Gods and rich... 0
#85 - xXDeadpoolXx (04/25/2014) [-]
again, it ties into superman's boy scout mentality. In the injustice comic, Batman points out that superman could have lobotomized batman from space, but instead he chose to crash into the bat cave and fight man to man. even when superman is the bad guy, his good side prevails and tries to make himself lose by fighting batman.
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